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Harry

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 34 ratings
  • 122 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
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  • The Number of the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (389)

    The wickedest, most wonderful science fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction. When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.

    Michelle says: "I've been waiting for this book in audio format..."
    "So disappointing"
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    What would have made The Number of the Beast better?

    I loved starship troopers and stranger in a strange land. This one is just weird. The major themes are nudism, breasts, open and insestual marriage, commanding and sci-fi and fantasy books I've not read. When Asimov called Heinlein a "flaming liberal," he wasn't kidding. I kept hoping they would explore clever uses of the continua drive, but nothin. I had to stop listening at the end because it made no sense to me. There should be a required reading list for before you read this book so you could get any of the references. It doesn't work on its own.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Dashner
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3785)
    Performance
    (3251)
    Story
    (3270)

    Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago. Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland....

    Paul says: "Fast pace, new twists and more mysteries"
    "Plot is nuts"
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    This is really just kind of some drippy young adult fiction and it did not hold my interest one bit. Listen to it because it didn't have anything else. Look in this book is dishonest in sleazy in my opinion. Instead of trapping you with fantastic characters and a intriguing story the trap you with just the mystery of wondering what's happening. It's getting really old and I know longer care to find out so I'm giving up on the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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